Police Blotter: Woman Has $3,800 In Items Stolen From Car While Parked At Gunbarrel Road Walmart

Friday, January 11, 2013

A woman told police someone broke into her car while parked at the Walmart on Gunbarrel Road and stole $3,800 worth of items.

She said she found a passenger window broken on her 2012 Chevy Impala.

Taken were her laptop computer, IPhone, Cricket wireless connect, hair extensions and four CDs.

The window damage was $2,300.

* * *

On Grays Drive, Patricia Ware found the front door kicked in.

Stolen were a 52" flatscreen TV worth $1,000.

The damage to the door will cost $500 to repair.

* * *

Jim Dorris of Belvoir Avenue said he got a call from someone claiming to be his grandson saying he had been arrested in Atlanta.

The "grandson" put his "attorney" on the line as well.

Mr. Dorris used Western Union to wire the money, then he became suspicious.

He called his grandson, who said he was not in jail and not in Atlanta.

A call to Western Union confirmed that the money had already been picked up and was long gone.

* * *

Police were summoned to a gas station on Shallowford Road after the clerk said a heavy-set black male got angry over 20 cents worth of gas.

A customer saw the man loading a gun.

By the time officers arrived, the man had driven off in his white Lexus.

* * *

Officers also had couple's counseling duty on Booth Road.

The woman of the house said her boyfriend came home after work and found her in bed. She said he ripped off the covers and demanded to know why she had not fixed dinner.

The man acknowledged he was upset, saying he was the only one working and the least she could do was prepare his meal.

The couple agreed to sleep that night in separate bedrooms.

   


Chattanooga Man With 18 Felonies Gets 15 Years In Federal Prison

A Chattanooga man who prosecutors say has 40 prior convictions, including 18 felonies, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in federal prison. Darien Houston, 44, appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. Prosecutor Chris Poole had asked for the high end of the range - 220 months, saying Houston is a member of the Vice Lords gang. Houston said he wanted to withdraw his earlier ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Thieves Roll Out Of Lookout Valley Walmart With The Goods

Police said thieves in two recent cases carried stacks of goods out of the Lookout Valley Walmart without bothering to pay. In one case, two black females had $313.84 in groceries. They presented a SNAP card, but it was declined. The women, who had the items in two large black purses, then walked out and left in a red Dodge Ram pickup truck. * * * In another case at ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)

East Hamilton Beats McMinn, 10-4, For 5-AAA Tourney's Top Seed

East Hamilton put the finishing touches on the seedings for next week’s District 5-AAA baseball tournament at Ooltewah High with a 10-4 victory over McMinn County on Wednesday at Chattanooga State. The win gives the Hurricanes (19-13, 9-3) the No. 1 seed for the tournament, meaning Bradley Central (17-11, 9-3) will be the second seed. With East Hamilton’s win, Walker Valley got ... (click for more)

Taylor Hall's Late Night Basketball Call

It was the midnight call that could change her life. It was the Seattle Storm of the WNBA calling to invite soon-to-graduate UTC senior basketball player Taylor Hall to the Emerald City for a tryout and a possible spot with the pro team. “I have never been one to show a lot of emotion, so I was pretty calm when the call did come in, “said Hall. “But my roommate ... (click for more)